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CIRCULÉIRE Innovation Fund 2022

Fund 2022

Call for Proposals

Fund 2022, Call for
Proposals, Application
Deadline: 31/10/2021, 17:00 GMT

CIRCULÉIRE is the first cross-sectoral industry-led innovation
network dedicated to accelerating the net-zero carbon circular
economy in Ireland. CIRCULÉIRE is a €4.5m public- private
partnership co-created by Irish Manufacturing Research
(Secretariat), and three Strategic Partners; the Department for
Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC),
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), EIT Climate-KIC and a
growing cross-sectoral network of Industry Members.

CIRCULÉIRE’s overarching objective between 2020-2022 is to
source, test, finance, and scale, circular manufacturing systems,
supply chains and circular business models to deliver significant
reductions in both CO2 emissions and waste across our Industry
Membership over the programmes’ lifespan.

How is CIRCULÉIRE different?

There are several key characteristics of the programme that will foster collaboration to drive the transition to a zero-carbon circular economy, namely:


We are co-creating innovative circular solutions which solve real industry challenges – working with MNCs, SMEs and their supplychains
targeting Scope 1,2 & 3 carbon emissions.


Systems thinking underpins CIRCULÉIRE’s theory of change and we believe that cross-sector collaboration is fundamental to accelerating the scale-up of circularity.


We have a ring-fenced network innovation fund dedicated to funding
large scale systems-level innovation.


CIRCULÉIRE will contribute to Ireland’s ambition to become a leader in circularity by using manufacturing as a role model for the transition
across the entire economy.


We are exploring circular innovation opportunities across the raw materials, water, and energy nexus.

Before applying…

When submitting your proposal, the following should be considered:

Note 1.

Only applications submitted in the format provided (CIRCULÉIRE 2022 Application Form, Project Budget and De-Minimus Application) will be considered.

Note 2.

For full eligibility terms see the call documentation.

Note 3.

All proposals should be submitted via email to circuleire@imr.ie.

Note 4.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the proposal is submitted before the nominated deadline for submission of applications which is currently set at 31/10/202117:00 GMT.


CIRCULÉIRE Network members are
encouraged to partner both within the
network and with actors from the wider
innovation ecosystem but only CIRCULÉIRE
Industry Members (MNCs and SMEs) are
eligible to lead Innovation Demonstration

How to proceed

• Review the Guide for Applicants and other call documentation published in CIRCULÉIRE’s Members Hub.

• If you would like us to help match you with a company, contact circuleire@imr.ie.

• Develop your Innovation Demonstration Project Proposal.

• Submit your application via email, which will accept submissions until 31/10 /2021, 17:00 GMT.

• Selection will be through an International Peer Review process.

Contact circuleire@imr.ie now to register your interest,
or with any queries!

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